Barrenjoey Astrophotography Workshop 15th June 2020


Reserve your place for this exciting Barrenjoey Astrophotography Workshop at the renowned Barrenjoey Lighthouse at Palm Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

  • Price: $200 per person
  • Group size: 5 person Maximum
  • Timing: 4PM Monday 15th June 2020.
  • Meeting Point: Governor Philip Car Park, Palm Beach

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Come and join Jay for an exciting Barrenjoey Astrophotography workshop at the famed Barrenjoey Lighthouse, one of Sydney’s most popular Astro locations.

Our workshop will provide you will all the coaching and tuition you will need to capture the night sky, and, weather permitting, our evening session on Barrenjoey Head will leave you with some stunning images to take home. Next day, we will host an online Post Processing tutorial via Zoom with plenty of opportunity for you to ask questions and follow along our easy post processing workflow.  If you miss the Zoom session, you will still get access to our online post processing video content.

What we will do

  • Learn how to Plan your Astrophotography and Nightscapes
  • Learn how to setup your Camera for Astro and Nightscapes
  • Learn about the night sky and how to locate the Milky Way
  • Capture Barrenjoey Lighthouse at night with a rising/setting Milky Way & star trails
  • Learn the settings to use to capture the Milky Way or Star Trails
  • Learn how to process your Astro images

What's included

  • On location photography coaching & tuition
  • Small group maximum 5 people
  • Post processing tuition via Zoom
  • National Park Entry fees
  • Licensed Parks EcoPass Operator & Guide
  • Poor Weather Guarantee – see below
Photographing the night sky at Barrenjoey Lighthouse

Barrenjoey Lighthouse is one of Sydney’s most renowned and popular Astrophotography locations. Our Barrenjoey Astrophotography Workshop takes you on the hike up to the headland, with Its position on the east coast and in between the light pollution “bubble” of Sydney and the Central Coast means an easterly facing view across the ocean, and westerly, across the Ku-ring-Gai Chase National Park provides intensely clear skies to get clear visibility of the Milky Way as it rises and sets juxtaposed against a foreground of the historic 19th century lighthouse, the gateway to Pittwater and the Hawksbury.

On location photography coaching & tuition

Before we trek to the top of Barrenjoey Headland, we will go through some Astro planning tips, the equipment you need and how to set it up for nightscaping. Once we reach the lighthouse and darkness falls, you will be tutored on the night sky, how to locate the Milky Way, how to find the Southern celestial pole, and how to setup your camera to capture the Galactic Core or Star Trail images and the settings to use for the different types of nightscape and astro images. We will also go through plenty of tips and guides for your nightscaping including headlamp etiquette, low-level lighting, managing lens fog, using filters, capturing panoramas and timelapse.

Online post processing tutorials live via Zoom

Once we have finished capturing the night sky, and after a good night sleep, we will reconvene via a Zoom conference to go through Post Processing of your images, teach you our quick and easy nightscape workflows, and answer any questions you have.

If you are unable to access the Zoom conference live, it will be made available to you via a streaming service so you can watch through at your leisure at a later time.

Licensed Parks EcoPass & Accredited Guide

JAYDID PHOTO is a licensed NSW National Parks and Wildlife EcoPass Tour Operator with permission to host photography tours and workshops at Barrenjoey Lighthouse and Headland. Your National Park Entry Fees are included in your workshop fees.

Recommended Camera Equipment

  • DSLR or Mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses and manual controls
  • Wide angle lenses (anything from 10mm-24mm)
  • Sturdy Tripod, Head & appropriate plates/mountings for your camera
  • Shutter remote (cable or wireless)
  • Fully charged batteries
  • Empty memory cards
  • A small towel to cover your camera

Clothing and Accessories

  • ESSENTIAL – A working Headlamp
  • Warm layered clothing suitable for Winter
  • Winter top jacket (ie down jacket)
  • Sturdy Hiking Boots or Shoes
  • Water Bottle

Accessing Post Processing Zoom Conference

  • Laptop or Desktop Computer with Webcam and Microphone
  • Internet Access
  • Zoom client installed (see for details of system requirements & installation)
  • If you are unable to access the Live Zoom conference, we will send you a link to the recorded video at a later time.


  • Transport to/from Palm Beach
  • Car Park Fees (where necessary)*
  • Accommodation
  • Meals & Snacks

Tour Details

  • Group Size: Maximum 5 persons
  • Fitness Requirements: You should be of good fitness and mobility to attend this workshop. Access to Barrenjoey Lighthouse is via a steep paved track and takes approximately 30 minutes to reach the top.
  • Cancellation & Conditions: This tour is subject to our standard Cancellation Policy and Terms and Conditions
  • COVID-19 Precautions: We ask all attendees to consider our COVID-19 precautions and requirements (see below)^

Example Itinerary

Day 1 - Astro Shoot

  • 4PM – Meet at Governor Philip Car Park, Palm Beach & Registration
  • 4:30PM – Astro Planning Tips and Equipment
  • 5PM – Depart for Barrenjoey Lighthouse
  • 6PM – Astro Shoot
  • 11PM – Depart for Car Park
  • 11:30PM – Close

Day 2 - Post Processing & Tutorials

  • 10AM – Post Processing via Zoom Conference
  • 12PM – Ask any questions
  • 1PM – Workshop Closeout

Workshop Location

Other Information

*Parking at Governor Philip Car Park

Our meeting point at Governor Philip Car park is a paid parking area between 7AM and 7PM. Those with a Northern Beaches parking permit are allowed to park for free. Parking costs are approximately AUD6.00 per hour and you will need a means to pay for parking such as cash or a credit card.

Poor Weather Guarantee

Astrophotography is entirely weather dependant, and we need clear skies to be able to photograph the Milky Way and Star Trails.

We do everything we can to plan for the best weather during the best part of the moon cycle, however, there is no way of knowing when you book your workshop if the weather will be good or bad.

So we offer a Poor Weather guarantee. If there is cloud or rain hampering our visibility of the night sky, we will still go ahead with the workshop, but we will also offer you a Free spot on one of our Astro Meetups or an alternative workshop date (subject to availability) so you can still have the opportunity to capture the night sky.

Your poor weather guarantee is subject to availability of places on the next meetup or workshop date, cannot be used on one of our products (Bruny Island, Narooma, Uluru or Capertee), and may be subject to a location change depending on where we are hosting the next events.  But we will work with you to ensure we get you out at some stage to shoot the night sky.

^COVID-19 Precautions and Requirements

We ask anyone who books on our tours to ensure they meet the basic COVID-19 Public Health advice and orders before attending.

Please inform us before arriving if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • If you are feeling unwell or exhibiting any symptoms of cold, flu, sore throat, dry cough.
  • If you have been in contact with any known cases of COVID-19.
  • If you have recently arrived into Australia from overseas and have not yet completed 14 days mandatory quarantine.

While you are travelling with us, we may be sharing a tour vehicle together, however our vehicle will be regularly cleaned and sanitised. Surgical masks and hand sanitiser will be made available inside the vehicle.

While outdoors as a group, we will follow any current Public Health Orders in place dictating social distancing measures we must take, which may mean we are unable to visit some locations due to overcrowding.


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